A Business Model for Telemonitoring Services

Sietse J. Dijkstra, Jan A. Jurriëns, Rob D. van der Mei

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In the next few decades one of the main problems to deal with in Western Europe is the aging of the population. More people will need healthcare services, while there are fewer people to provide these services. Telehomecare services like telemonitoring can provide a cost-effective means to save valuable healthcare service time by monitoring body functions from a distance. In this paper a business model is presented for implementing telemonitoring. This business model consists of a service domain, technical domain, organisation domain and financial domain. From this business model we can conclude that by using one flexible infrastructure for multiple telemonitoring services, infrastructure costs can be shared among multiple services. A partnership between homecare organization, central contact centre and supplier of monitoring devices and Wireless Sensor Network providers is required for telemonitoring provisioning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 14th Annual High Technology Small Firms Conference and Doctoral Workshop 2006
EditorsGloria Rossini
Place of PublicationEnschede
PublisherUniversity of Twente
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9789081078412
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event14th Annual High Technology Small Firms Conference, HTSF 2006 - University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
Duration: 11 May 200613 May 2006
Conference number: 14


Conference14th Annual High Technology Small Firms Conference, HTSF 2006
Abbreviated titleHTSF


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